Tag: overland campaign

  • Why Bobby Lee Had More Men (and Lost More Men) Than Anyone Knew in 1864

    The Overland Campaign: War of Attrition? The standard story of the Overland Campaign is this: Grant had at least a 2:1 advantage over Lee in the Overland Campaign (and Early maintains a 3:1 advantage!) Grant could gain ample new recruits, Lee had no manpower reserves to draw on Grant doggedly used these advantages to grind […]

  • Civil War Odds & Ends: August 27, 2008

    It’s been a little while since our last Civil War Odds & Ends, and I’ve seen some pretty interesting Civil War related material on the web lately. The Tipsy Historian shows us the faces of Company I of the 57th Massachusetts, a regiment which saw itself decimated in Grant’s Overland Campaign of 1864. The 57th […]

  • Civil War Talk Radio: September 28, 2007

    Air Date: 092807 Subject: The 1864 Overland Campaign: Grant vs. Lee Book: In the Footsteps of Grant and Lee: The Wilderness Through Cold Harbor & The Battle Of The Wilderness, May 5-6, 1864 & The Battles For Spotsylvania Court House And The Road To Yellow Tavern, May 7-12, 1864 & To the North Anna River: […]